We open the day with an intriguing look at Hong Kong – the place and its people.
How did Hong Kong develop into the global metropolis we see today? What makes the landscape uniquely beautiful, yet notoriously challenging to build upon? How might these natural assets shape future development and what changes will that bring to the built environment? What is the effect of globalization on the changing culture of Hong Kong? How does the discourse of the state relate to the discourse of the market? And how will Hong Kong identity be defined in future generations?
Professor LS Chan from Hong Kong University spoke on the topic ‘A Challenge for The Most Liveable City of the World’.